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hostilities

  
  
You can refer to fighting between two countries or groups who are at war as hostilities.  
FORMAL      n-plural  
The authorities have urged people to stock up on fuel in case hostilities break out.     
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hostility  
1       n-uncount   Hostility is unfriendly or aggressive behaviour towards people or ideas.  
oft N to/towards n  
The last decade has witnessed a serious rise in the levels of racism and hostility to Black and ethnic groups...     
2       n-uncount   Your hostilityto something you do not approve of is your opposition to it.  
usu N to/towards n  
There is hostility among traditionalists to this method of teaching history.     

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hostilities

  
  
conflict, fighting, state of war, war, warfare  
  
Antonyms     
   alliance, ceasefire, peace, treaty, truce  

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hostility     
abhorrence, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, bad blood, detestation, enmity, hatred, ill will, malevolence, malice, opposition, resentment, unfriendliness  
  
Antonyms     
   agreement, amity, approval, congeniality, cordiality, friendliness, goodwill, sympathy  

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hostile, host, hostel

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